NCBFAA Actions on Your Behalf
NCBFAA President Geoff Powell had a very busy week. Early last week, he attended the Global Trade Educational Conference (GTEC) in Long Beach, CA. While in California, he met with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information, the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration, among others, at the Port of L.A. to discuss productivity and data visibility at the port.
Executive Vice President Megan Montgomery also attended GTEC this past week in support of NEI. The event was, by many metrics, a great success. It was heavily attended, had great panels, and was in a fantastic location. Next year, GTEC 2018 will be hosted in Texas and she is looking forward to another great Conference. In addition to catching up with members, she has still been hard at work preparing for the Government Affairs Conference, as well as ensuring the office is running smoothly and efficiently.
Donna Mullins, Chairman of the Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Airfreight, and the Airfreight Subcommittee, along with friends at the Airforwarders Association, were successful in getting TSA to keep training in the IACSSP Change 6. The training guidelines were dropped in the IACMS this week. There are some concerns from both associations on the wording in the transmittal letter and we are in communications now for clarification.
Melzana Wilson, CESAC Representative and Vice Chair of the NCBFAA Transportation Committee, participated in a call with CBP to discuss ACE functionality and its recent downtime.
The Regulatory Agencies Committee has been hard at work arranging appointments with legislators and lawmakers for the upcoming GAC.